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by FasterFerret
24 Sep 2018, 8:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

1) I think that this is a cracking idea. 2) My only reservation is that it is 'only' the RRA record - the RTTC record is further (A Wilkinson 541) 3) I think that it is something that some official body should be encouraged to take ownership of (and ongoing maintenance, and my next point) 4) Four of...
by FasterFerret
22 Sep 2018, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

Re: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.

PH wrote:Once you've got what you need, only replacing stuff that wears out offers the best value and should allow enough warning to shop around and wait for a bargain.


Spot on!

(Now could you come and have a chat to my wife about shoes?) :)
by FasterFerret
22 Sep 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

Re: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.

Decathlon unfortunately dont have the same geographical coverage as Aldi and Lidl. My nearest Decathlon is 75 miles away. That was my problem, but they now seem to be springing up all over the place and: 1) Their sizing (at least on cycling kit) is consistent, which for me makes online shopping a l...
by FasterFerret
22 Sep 2018, 1:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

Re: Thread to post main brand deals that are better than Aldi cycling kit.

When I was short of cash I used to buy all of my kit from Decathlon. They have number ranges -300, 500, 700 and 900 - the higher the number, the better the quality and the higher the price, but their 300 stuff is good enough quality and they also have super cheap 100 series. You can get a short sle...
by FasterFerret
20 Sep 2018, 9:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Commemorative Map?
Replies: 11
Views: 4984

Re: Commemorative Map?

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have actually managed to make some progress on this. I will post the details shortly.
by FasterFerret
18 Sep 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

You might like to check what AASHTO is I did, ROFL... And perhaps we should start another thread... How about: In 1973, the UK’s “roads in urban areas” (“Roads in urban areas (3rd impression)” HMSO; 1973) recommended lane widths of 9 ft (2.75m) 10 ft (3,05m) 11 ft (3.35m) 12 ft (3,66m) :lol: So, an...
by FasterFerret
18 Sep 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

] Disagree all you like but it's illogical because the facts are that the standard lane width is 3.7m, centre line is 0.2m and a typical car is 2m wide, so a car plus 1.5m fits completely in a lane, so as long as the cyclists are in their lane, it's basically irrelevant what formation they're ridin...
by FasterFerret
18 Sep 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

3-abreast is a funny one - the HC states "SHOULD NEVER" without actually going so far as to ban it outright because a) it's simply unenforceable and b) there are occasions where it WILL happen. Plenty of times I've been out riding (alone or in groups) and passed or been passed by a group ...
by FasterFerret
18 Sep 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9163

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Unless you had some specific reason, you might wish to reconsider a section of Day 16, the planned route takes you on to an un-surfaced farm road and involves unnecessary climbing. Suggested amendment* Day 16 At 11 mile point turn left on to B 9176, *then after approx 200 metres turn right on to th...
by FasterFerret
18 Sep 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

kanvaskeating wrote:I just bailed after 2 miserable days of the deloitte lejog


That's a lot of money to lay out for two days. Did you get any money back?
by FasterFerret
17 Sep 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

It is a genuinely fascinating event - you meet an incredible range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life, the "RAB Bubble" that they talk about is a real thing where everyone bonds, supports and encourages everyone else, egos are (mostly) put to one side and it rarely appeals t...
by FasterFerret
17 Sep 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31151

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Even with the widest standard single carriageway lane width of about 5m, motorists still need to use the oncoming lane to overtake safely and so the cyclists' formation is basically irrelevant, so the main thing 3 abreast does is make the "great long chains" shorter and easier to pass - s...
by FasterFerret
17 Sep 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51131

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Duracellbunnyonabike wrote:
Thank you for your reply :-)


Next time you ride H10/8 feel free to punch me... after you have taken at least a couple of minutes out of me... :)
by FasterFerret
17 Sep 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51131

Re: Record attempt scheduled

thirdcrank wrote:Not necessarily easy to remember if the bike starts running out of control but the vibrations need to be damped and this can be done by pressing a leg against the top tube of the bike.


Trust me, this is a lot easier in theory than in practice!
by FasterFerret
17 Sep 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51131

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Interesting, honest review. I don’t know you (at least not from forum name) so I am not sure what you want to read into my blog and why. I can assure you though that I have never underestimate or not respected this record enough. At some point I will date the details of my preparations. You will se...